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Meet Shaun Chavis, Founder of LVNGbook, a Customizable, Shoppable Cookbook For Healthy, Delicious Recipes

A lot more people are cooking these days, but cookbooks have always been great resources for not just recipes but ideas for living healthier lifestyles. Cookbook author and food journalist Shaun Chavis is now taking food recommendations into the future as the founder and CEO of a new cookbook platform called LVNGbook.

Pronounced “living book,” LVNGbook is the first customizable, shoppable cookbook generator and planner intended to not only help people with specific dietary needs manage and prevent health issues like diabetes and heart disease, but also develop lasting eating habits.

LVNGbook Cover 1Not only can users create custom cookbooks to help treat illnesses, but the cookbooks also are integrated with Instacart through a QR code, meaning you can shop for the ingredients to make your recipe and have them shipped directly to your home using the camera app on your mobile phone. 

Chavis enlisted Atlanta-based Ntegral to build LVNGbook’s digital

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A new digital cookbook celebrates the food of migrant communities

Riaz Phillips, curator of Community Comfort: Recipes from the diaspora - Javie Huxley/Kindima Bah
Riaz Phillips, curator of Community Comfort: Recipes from the diaspora – Javie Huxley/Kindima Bah

Starring recipes for buttermilk fried chicken, ackee and saltfish fritters, and Mauritian mutton curry, a new cookbook bringing together dishes from a diverse range of cuisines has been released today, with profits going towards helping the families of victims of Covid-19. Over 100 mostly UK-based contributors have submitted a recipe for the e-book, Community Comfort, which is the brainchild of Riaz Phillips. 

The food writer, activist, and author of Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK (Tezeta Press; £20) dreamed up the idea in late May, when news broke that the pandemic was disproportionately affecting ethnic minorities in Britain. Phillips had been volunteering with his mother, delivering shopping to a local estate in north London, but wanted to do something on a bigger scale. 

During lockdown Phillips, like many people, was cooking more. He

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